TL Dates for the Neanderthal Site of the Amud Cave, Israel

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Title:
TL Dates for the Neanderthal Site of the Amud Cave, Israel
Series Title:
Journal of Archaeological Science
Creator:
Valladas, H.
Mercier, N.
Froget, L.
Hovers, E.
Joron, J.-L.
Kimbel. W.H.
Rak, Y.
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English

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Thermoluminescence ( local )
Dating ( local )
Amud ( local )
Neanderthal ( local )
Mousterian ( local )
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serial ( sobekcm )

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Abstract:
Age-estimates ranging from 50 to 70 ky were obtained for the Mousterian deposits of Amud Cave in Israel from thermoluminescence measurements performed on 19 burnt flints. The late dates obtained for the stratigraphic layers bearing hominid remains confirm the evidence for the late presence of Neanderthals in the Levant. The dates enable a more effective comparison of the lithic assemblages from Amud Cave with those of other contemporaneous sites and underline the variability within Mousterian lithic industries at the end of the Middle Palaeolithic in the Levant.
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Journal of Archaeological Science, Vol. 26, no. 3 (1999-03).

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